I’ve resisted starting a blog for a long time. I don’t know what’s changed my mind – perhaps I thought I just needed to try it. So here’s my blog. I’ll give it a while and if I find I don’t really like blogging I’ll stop. Just like I’ve just stopped one of my websites on The Bill (http://www.jenwren.net/). I will be using that address for some other stuff, like weaving and dyeing, photos and so on, when I get around to it.
So what am I up to at the moment? Well, on the loom (Ashford table loom 8-shaft, 80 cm wide) I’ve got a Tencel scarf in a nice braided twill pattern. It’s “wrong side” up on the loom, so I have to examine the cloth beam to see what the “right side” is looking like as I weave it.
As you can see from the photos, the warp is striped, while the weft is black (well, not quite black – I should have used more dye for a real jet-black). In the first photo, of the “wrong side” the black isn’t as dominating as it appears to my eye when I look at it directly. The “right side” is looking very nice (you might be able to spot a slight reed sleying effect in the lime stripe – it should come out after washing at the end). I’m about half way through weaving the weft and I hope to finish it this week because the next project needs starting and it has a deadline of sorts!
My knitting is being totally neglected. I’m not interested at the moment. I have a toe-up sock in blue Patonyle I started at the end of October that is going nowhere – probably because I need to frog back below the ankle as I think the foot is too long. And I have a square I’m knitting for the local guild I belong to, for an afgan that will be raffled to raise funds. The last time I touched it was SSK while I was in Sydney last month. I knit ONE row, the put it down and ignored it the rest of the time. Too many good friends I hadn’t seen in ages and too busy talking…. My knitting usually takes place in front of the TV, and being non-ratings season, there is stuff-all on. Although MythBusters on SBS last night was pretty good. I’d include Coupling, but I saw all of series 3 & 4 on region 2 DVD ages ago.